Monday, October 03, 2005

It's not what you know...

So another person looking to fill a job slot found...herself. Cheney who led the search for a vice-presidential pick found the best candidate was...himself. Harriet Miers, leading the search for Supreme Court nominees only found one other person at least as qualified as herself before nominating, well, herself. What a coincidence that the best qualified person to be on the Supreme Court for life just happens to be leading the search. At least it reinforces the adage, "It's not what you know, it's who you know."

She of course is a Bush crony and and has been described as a tough "pit bull in size 6 shoes." Hopefully, she turns out to be a female David Souter who led a monastic-like life living with his mother in New Hampshire before being selected by H.W. He turned out to be a disappointment to conservatives. Lets just hope this single, church going, "she's a man baby" looking woman is in fact a closeted lesbian who will act more like a Souter rather than a Bush lackey enforcer loyal to party and person rather than country. Don't bet on it. That's what is really going on here. A cult of personality. W, the man, the myth, the legend. Miers has called W "the most brilliant person" she's ever met. Surprising she doesn't refer to him as glorious leader. Son of God is a bit much.

Two down, seven to go. Pat Robertson is probably in overdrive praying for the untimely (or timely) departure of the rest of the court which would leave room for him and six other arguably mentally ill loons in nicely tailored suits just waiting to inflict their brand of religious fascism on the rest of us. The real problem is that as long as the Senate (and House for that matter) are controlled by Republicans W could nominate Jessica Simpson to the Supreme Court and she'd get confirmed. And all of you who support W and his party should be indicted for aiding and abetting this conspiracy to turn the United States of America into the United cronies of W's America. Guilty as charged.

BONUS POSTING: Lt. Gen. (that's three stars) William Odom, a former Vietnam veteran and head of the National Security Agency under Reagan said the U.S. should withdraw from Iraq and reposition its military forces along the Afghan-Pakistani border to capture Osama bin Laden and crush al Qaeda cells. “The invasion of Iraq I believe will turn out to be the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history,” said Odom, now a scholar with the Hudson Institute. Probably another Democratic dead-ender and Cindy Sheehan follower giving aid and comfort to the enemy, right boys?

BONUS POST II: cronyism - Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office. Also pronounced, "Harriet Myers or Michael Brown."


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

The only thing that puzzles me is why Bush' hasn't re-instated the Sedition act of 1798 so that he can simly arrest critics. The Patriot act already gives him powers close to and in some cases beyond those granted by the Alien Enemies act of the same year.

Of course those things caused an outrage at the time, but these are different times, now that the Royalists are back in power. Anything goes.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Uncle H said...

Harriet Miers is a terrible choice for the Supreme Court. What a slap in the face of all Americans, to have this unknown forced down our throats. She will be beholden to the President and has done nothing to deserve this nomination. This is especially an affront to all independent minded women conservative and liberal who stand for individual achievement through hard work, not political cronyism. A sad day for America and a choice for mediocrity.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Uncle H I'm shocked. Is that you? Did you hit y our head? Are you feeling ok? In any event I agree.

12:50 PM  

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